City of Salida Joins BidNet Direct's Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System
The City of Salida has officially joined the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System to help simplify their bid and RFP distribution process. The Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System is one of BidNet’s 15 regional purchasing groups throughout the country which offers participating local government agencies an e-procurement solution. The City of Salida invites all vendors to register online with the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System to access its upcoming solicitations at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado.
With the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System, vendors register to access one centralized location with opportunities from 246 participating agencies throughout Colorado and Wyoming. By posting upcoming solicitations to the regional purchasing group, rather than their website, the City of Salida hopes to make it easier for more vendors to access their documents. They also hope to expand the reach of their solicitations to a more diverse vendor pool. Unlike the prior process of only publishing bids to a webpage, the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System provides a method to track all bid activity, including the details of vendors who have received or downloaded a bid.
City of Salida invites all local vendors to visit http://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado and register to receive access to its upcoming solicitations as well as the upcoming bids and RFPs from 245 other public agencies participating on the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System. Registered vendors also gain access to a team of experienced customer service support representatives and can upgrade their service to receive customized bid alerts, advanced notice of term contract expiration, and notification of a recently posted addendum.
About the City of Salida:
The City of Salida was incorporated in 1880. It is located approximately two to three hours from the more densely populated urban “front range” communities of Colorado. Salida is the county seat of Chaffee County and its largest city with a population of approximately 5,600. The City is the service, supply and tourism center for the Upper Arkansas River Valley in central Colorado. Although flanked by majestic 14,000 foot snow-capped peaks, at just over 7,000 feet in elevation, Salida enjoys a surprisingly mild climate. Known as the “Heart of the Rockies”, Salida has a relaxed pace along with world-class recreational opportunities.
Salida is organized as a statutory city under the constitution of the State of Colorado that follows the mayor-council form of government. The Mayor, City Clerk, the Treasurer and six Council members are directly elected.